Historical Declaration of Friendship Across Religions in the making

JCR | 01.11.2018

Wednesday September 26 th 2018, at The Peace Palace in The Hague, the Carnegie Foundation and the Elijah Interfaith Institute announced a new partnership between the two organization. The partnership revolves around a Declaration of friendship across religions, as follow up to Elijah’s Make Friends initiative and a series of global activities towards and as follow up to the declaration. … [more]

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld and the Syria Civil Defense to Each Receive 2019 Museum Elie Wiesel Award

JCR | 01.11.2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the 2019 Days of Remembrance, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will confer its highest honor, the Elie Wiesel Award, to Serge and Beate Klarsfeld and the Syria Civil Defense, commonly known as The White Helmets. … [more]

The International Jewish – Christian Bible Week, Germany

Notre Dame de Sion (NDS) | 01.11.2018

I had heard from Srs. Clare, Margaret and Kathy, NDS about the International Jewish Christian Bible Week for a number of years and they had given me the impression that it was a programme that marks memory for a long time. Finally, this year, I was able to take part in it, as well as sr. Kathy. … [more]

Paul VI, first Pope since St. Peter to visit the Holy Land, canonized in Rome

Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem | 01.11.2018

ROME – On Sunday October 14 in St. Peter’s in the Vatican, Pope Paul VI was proclaimed a saint along with Archbishop Oscar Romero and five other blessed. The Pope was the first pontiff to come to the Holy Land to visit the places where Christ lived and worked. … [more]

Great Britain: CCJ Presidents reaffirm commitment to CCJ’s core mission

JCR | 01.11.2018

October 22nd, 2018 - At the closure of the Council of Christians and Jews’ (CCJ’s) 75th Anniversary year, the Presidents of CCJ have re-affirmed their commitment to CCJ’s core mission. Read their full affirmation statement: … [more]

Bishops of the Church of England adopt international definition of antisemitism

Church of England | 01.10.2018

11/09/2018 - The bishops of the Church of England have formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. … [more]

Pope Francis paid tribute to victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania at Vilnius ghetto site

Lithuanian Bishops’ Conference | 01.10.2018

2018 September 23 - Pope Francis, who is on a two-day visit to Lithuania, today stopped to pray in the territory of the capital city’s historic Vilnius ghetto to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust in the Baltic country. Approximately 95 percent of Lithuania’s Jews perished during the Holocaust. … [more]

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI on Supersessionism and Covenant

JCR | 31.08.2018

In July 2018, emeritus pope Benedict XVI published in "Communio: International Catholic Review" an essay in German that critiques certain theological concepts that have emerged in post-Nostra Aetate Catholic theologies of Judaism. … [more]

Against Hatred of Jews Worldwide: Formation of a New Scholarly Society to Study Antisemitism

JCR | 31.08.2018

13 July 2018 - Scholars and policymakers who assembled in Vienna at the recent conference "An End to Antisemitism!" unanimously approved the proposal to form a new international academic society, to be called the International Organization for Antisemitism Research (IOAR). … [more]

WCC invites participation in World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel

World Council of Churches (WCC) | 31.08.2018

10 July 2018 - In a 9 July letter, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit invited the WCC global fellowship and all people of good will to participate in the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel on 16-23 September. … [more]